Kripamoya Dasa, a disciple of ISKCON's founder, Srila Prabhupada, is sharing his 25 years of experience at a congregational development course to be held at the Bhaktivedanta College in Belgium. The course runs from 2-6 February.
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Apart from the congregational development course, Kripamoya will give evening talks on another subject that has been a big learning experience for ISKCON: Vaishnava marriages. Topics discussed include preparation for marriage, mutual expectations, stages of married life, learning to adjust, progressive relationships, marriage maintenance, dealing with temptation, marriage after ten years and children, and finding true friendship.
According to Kripamoya: "Marriages within ISKCON work best if they are happy, fulfilling, and emotionally and spiritually healthy. They can make your temple, community, and the movement prosper. They are not always like that, of course, but it's not necessarily because we aren't good devotees."
The congregational development course will cost â‚¬20, not including meals or accommodation.
Bhaktivedanta College's Vaishnava Theological Seminary is an attempt to fulfil Srila Prabhupada's wish that ISKCON provide systematic education in spiritual topics. Its main programme is a one-year residential course. It is looking to expand and offer a full degree course in co-operation with the University of Wales.
Link to Rochford article
For bookings, please contact Alakananda Dasi: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +32 (086) 32 32 77
Accomodation and meals can be arranged with Radhadesh Guesthouse: Radhadesh.Guesthouse@pamho.net or telephone +32 (086) 38 71 31
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An article by Prof. Burke E. Rochford on ISKCON's social development